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Java and Media: Sharing entertainment URLs on social networks

Java and Media: Sharing entertainment URLs on social networks


Media-centric Java applications often face user experience and scaling challenges because of the vast number of entertainment videos available from disparate sources and the lack of an universal id to correlate the same video in multiple locations.  Many technology vendors solve this problem with manual labor as opposed to complicated algorithms that operate on the available metadata.  In this talk, we present an algorithmic approach to solve this problem and include a brief demonstration of how to apply this algorithm when sharing entertainment URLs on social networks with friends, using different service providers, that view the content in their respective entertainment portals.


Jeff Bacon is a Lead Engineer at Synacor.  He is responsible for developing and maintaining features for the ShareMyTV Project.


Jeff previously worked at TiVo Inc. where he developed an intelligent correlation engine to heuristically identify matching television shows, episodes, movies, music videos, and more from across multiple sources and correctly merge metadata together to present the user with a unified view of online, broadcast, and local content.

Jeff established his career through his studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.  He further went on to establish his Master’s Degree in Computer Science, also from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


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  • David R.

    Good presentation. Cool to see the clever combination of algorithms to solve this problem as meet people who are into Java and development. Thanks for organizing this.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Cary S.

    Good talk. Impressive stuff.

    August 13, 2013

  • Thierry H.

    I am actually interested in exploring the use and automation of Darwin Ecosystem's temporal organic curation to extract correlated keywords from recent social expressions to reduce the burden of manual metadata tagging.

    August 13, 2013

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    August 5, 2013

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    Looking forward to it!

    July 23, 2013

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